Wednesday, January 11th 2017 at 11:13AM GMT
Isla Rowntree has been interviewed on the BBC News for her sustainably-produced steel-frame rental childrens’ bikes. The BBC piece linked Islabikes’ “Imagine Project” to the so-called “circular economy”, and Rowntree was also interviewed for Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour today.
“Utopia is a bicycle that lasts for ever,” Rowntree said at the end of a company video promoting the Imagine Project.
And after her appearances on the BBC, Rowntree is taking her concepts on the road. She’s the keynote speaker at a circular economy event in Peebles, Scotland, on 19th January.
Organised by the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland, a business incubation service based in Glentress, Remanufacture & Re-use in the Cycling Industry will also have a talk from a company which has an environmentally-friendly process of breaking down tyres that produces a high grade recycled rubber crumb.